A thank-you message

Learn how to write a thank-you message to a colleague.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

From: Paco
To: Maria
Subject: Thanks

Hi Maria,

I hope you're well.

I'm just writing to say thanks for your help on the project last month. We really appreciate you stepping in to support us. I know you had to put in extra hours to catch up on your own work, so thank you very much.  

Your expertise was vital for this project and we couldn't have finished it successfully without you. You really helped us and we hope to work with you again on future projects.

I'll be in touch again soon about possible future collaborations. I look forward to working with you more closely this year.

All the best,

Paco

Tips

  1. Start with a friendly comment:
    I hope you're well.
  2. It's usually best to use an informal style with colleagues:
    Hi Maria, …
    Thanks for your help.
  3. Keep it short.
  4. Mention the good work they did and the positive effect of it:
    Your expertise was vital for this project.
    We couldn't have finished it successfully without your help.
  5. End with a positive comment about future collaboration:
    I hope to work with you more closely in future.
    I look forward to working with you again.

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Submitted by AngDor on Fri, 10/06/2022 - 03:06

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At my work place, we usally help each other very often, we're just a few crew members, so we try to help one another in every possible way to get the job done in time

Submitted by Van wong on Fri, 27/05/2022 - 14:01

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Recently, I've had some problems with my work. I worked hard to solve this problem. At the moment, I'm feeling frustrated. My colleague is very helpful and shows his expertise in resolving the problem.

Submitted by anwar87 on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 12:02

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I truly appreciate this article post. Much thanks.
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Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 08/11/2021 - 10:31

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it's recently, my friend she helped me looked for the documents for my summit and i thanked her so much because without her i couldn't finish my summit on time.

Recently, my friend helped me on my project which is an application. His experience as a developer for many years was really helpful.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 11:29

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I have daily tell thank you to someone who works fo me and help me but such a writing I never written but I leaned a lot this task.
Thank you

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Thu, 24/06/2021 - 02:30

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The last time I thanked a colleague was in 2019. When a friend of mine helped me by preparing me for my first job interview. And I got the job, so I was so willing. Therefore I decided to write him a thank- you message, and it was like this: From: Giuliana To: Cesar Subject: Thanks Hi Cesar, I hope you're well I'm writing just to let you know that I got the job, and I want to thank you for preparing me. I really appreciate you stepping in to help and encourage me. I know you had to put in extra hours to catch up on your own things, so thank you very much. Your expertise and experience were vital for this goal, and I quit sure I couldn't have got the job without your help. You really helped me and I hope to help you of you need anything one day. I'll be in touch again soon about possible collaborations. I look forward to helping you in any situation. All the best, Giuliana

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 25/05/2021 - 10:00

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It was 2 days ago. we had to install two specialized programs on a computer. our colleague is a specialist in that field and he installed them. so I thanked him.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Sat, 24/04/2021 - 14:59

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I often thank my colleagues for any colaborattion that makes teamwork more procuctive.

Submitted by In on Thu, 15/04/2021 - 12:17

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I always try to say thank you to everyone who helped me. Sometimes we forgot this small detail that can make the day of someone else recognizing their job, help, or company.